A royal wedding in Cario. The Shah of Iran, Mohammed Reza Pahlevi and his bride, Dilawar Princess Fawzia of Egypt, arrive at their wedding reception in Cairo. Notables in full regalia. The couple sits along with their guests for the wedding reception.
Egypt's President Gamal Abdel Nasser confers with Yugoslavian leader Josip Broz Tito and India's Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru at the palace in Cairo. Guards at the gates of the palace. Three of the leaders walk down the steps of the palace followed by other officials.
Working of motion pictures is explained. Close up of film projector running. A montage shows varied film events, including dancers in Hawaii, a smoking volcano, biplane flying over the pyramids in Egypt, the Hindenburg disaster, World War I era tanks driving over hills, FDR at a ball game, iron smelting, a woman talking to a grocery man, and zoom in on AC generators at Hoover dam. A family watches projection of a home movie. The home movie shows a boy playing with his dog. Devices demonstrating optical illusion include a bird in the cage illusion. Demonstration of a Mutoscope-Kinetoscope flip-card projector. Thomas Edison shown in a flip card moving image. A cartoon animator at work, showing his character move as he flips pages. Parts of a movie projector are shown in detail, including lense, shutter, and exciter lamp. A cameraman operating a 35mm motion picture camera. Film being perforated during manufacture. Production of an optical sound track is explained, showing the narrator at his microphone and sound mixer using sound board and loading audio mag recorders. Animated diagrams show the functioning of a photoelectric cell in producing a variable intensity sound track. Wide shot of Hollywood movie set and an action stunt scene being photographed. Lead actor might be James Cagney. Hollywood premiere of movie showing flood lights, theater marquee, and people buying tickets at the box office. Audience reacting to fight scene in movie and then applauding. Demonstration of the creation of 16mm film shows size comparison between 35mm and 16mm motion picture film. Montage shows many film projectors running at the same time.
Themistoklis Sofoulis (Sophoulis) Speaker of the Greek Parliament, arrives at the port of Piraeus. Officials greet and welcome him. A color guard of Greek sailors presents arms in salute as Sofoulis is taken by the arm and escorted by a Greek admiral. He doffs his hat in acknowlement. With the Admiral at his side, and , surrounded by civilian officials,and several naval officers, he makes his way to a Greek Navy destroyer tied up at the pier. A junior officer assists him as he ascends a gangway to board the ship. On deck, the ship's captain greets him and introduces several junior officers who salute and shake hands with Sofoulis. The Greek National flag is seen fluttering in the breeze from the ship's mast. View of ship's bow as forward line is hauled aboard. The Greek State Flag is seen displayed from the ship. View from the pier as the ship backs away, followed by views underway, when the number "15" is seen clearly displayed on her hull, identifying her as the Destroyer, Vasilissa Olga. (Note: The Vasilissa Olga and several other Greek warships sailed to Alexandria Egypt, following the German invasion of Greece in 1941. From there, she participated with the British in a number of actions at sea during the war. She was sunk, during a German air raid on September 26, 1943, at the Gulf of Lakki in Leros.)
Scientific Documentary depicts ancient Egypt. River with sun setting in the background and dry hot winds blowing over land shows contrast of ancient fertile land to the desert of modern Egypt. Sand dunes in the desert of Egypt. Footprints of animals in the desert. Small water pools. Scattered oasis in the area with a little greenery. Paintings on a pot depicting ancient Egyptian life. Carvings of kings and Pharaohs of Egypt on walls.
Major events of 1956. Ships underway in Suez Canal, Egypt. President, Abdul Nasser announces the seizure of the canal. Soldiers move up in Egypt and dead Egyptian soldiers as a result of Anglo French attack. Anglo French planes bomb the canal area. Airborne troops land in the canal area. Debris due to aerial bombings spread on the street. Matter discussed at the United Nations meeting leading to a cease fire in the area. The Secretary General of the United Nations Dag Hammarskjold arrives in Egypt for negotiations. The United Nations Emergency Police forces enter a city in Egypt. People give a warm welcome to the forces.